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The Reset Moment: Immigration in the New Parliament

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Date: 16/03/2020
Location: King's College London

The government is about to embark on the most significant reform to immigration policy for half a century.

Since the 1990s Britain’s immigration debate has been angry and divisive, yet in recent years a less heated debate has emerged. This offers a chance for a more constructive discussion about the controls we want, the immigration we need and how the system can be managed effectively and fairly.

A new immigration system can look beyond Brexit to focus on rebuilding public trust on immigration and restoring voters’ confidence in the government’s ability to manage it well. A clear and nuanced understanding of public attitudes to immigration will therefore be essential.

British Future and The Policy Institute at King’s College London’s new report, ‘The Reset Moment: Immigration in the New Parliament’, draws upon new attitudinal research on a range of policies and issues related to immigration and integration.


British Future will present the latest findings from our new report, followed by a panel discussion chaired by Sunder Katwala, British Future . He will be joined by co-author Professor Bobby Duffy, Policy Institute.

This event and report are kindly funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and Global Dialogue.

**The format of the event has changed to a roundtable discussion, for a small group of 20-30 attendees. There will be a presentation of key findings and an opportunity for discussion with the authors on the trajectory of immigration in the new Parliament.**

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This is a free stakeholder briefing. Please note we purposefully oversubscribe to ensure we have full capacity on the day, so please arrive early to secure your place. Seats are on a first come, first served basis.

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Click here to download the slide presentation of our report findings.

Photos from the event: Featuring Jill Rutter, Professor Bobby Duffy, Sunder Katala and Steve Ballinger.


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